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Oct
2014

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Its victims are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of commercial sex or forced labor. They are young children, teenagers, men and women. Trafficking in persons occurs throughout the world, including in each of the countries in which The Junior League operates—the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. And contrary to popular belief in the U.S.—does does not necessarily involve moving persons across state lines.
Many victims of human trafficking are forced to work in prostitution or the …

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Sep
2014

Junior League members traveled to the Music City, Nashville, for the 2014 AJLI Fall Leadership Conference on September 11-13, 2014. The following is their POV of the conference as told on social media.

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Oct
2014

According to data from Yale University, approximately one in five people struggle with dyslexia – a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols. And so it’s no surprise that the high school graduation rate for children with specific learning disabilities (of which dyslexia is among the most common) is 68%, while the graduation rate in the population as a whole has topped 80%.
Dyslexia is a learning disability that crosses racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines. There is no “cure,” but …

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Nov
2013

It’s called Remembrance Day in Canada (and in other Commonwealth countries) and Veteran’s Day in the U.S., but it all comes down to the same thing: the fighting that killed an estimated 10 million soldiers and 7 million civilians in Europe almost a century ago came to an end on November 11, 1918…and the 11th day of November has ever since been a day to commemorate the event.
But the war also took place at a time of greater civic leadership for women and, while they were not combatants, their roles …